The writing’s on the wall
Art can be an incredibly powerful messaging tool when used properly. Here is one such story of Ella Mendoza, an undocumented and queer multi-disciplinary artist, who uses their art to advocate for social justice. Mendoza was born in Lima, Peru and immigrated to the United States when they were 12 years old. Mendoza’s mother, wanting […]
New Student Programs
We have two new student programs starting in Fall 2018! Check out the Second Year Experience and Famtorship for Social Justice programs and apply today!
Claiming space: affinity graduation celebrations at the U
The University of Utah’s interim director for the LGBT Resource Center, Gabriella Blanchard, explains, “The first Lavender Graduation happened over 20 years ago at the University of Michigan. It was intended as a complement, not a replacement, of larger graduation ceremonies.” Lavender graduation started in 1995 after Ronni Sanlo, a Jewish Lesbian, was denied attendance […]
2018 Graduate Spotlights
CINDY GIANG Vietnamese American Student Association Cindy Giang (she/her/hers) is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Urban Ecology. Giang has been involved with the Asian American Student Association (AASA), Southwest Union Vietnamese Student Association (SWUVSA), and the Vietnamese American Student Association (VASA) during her time at the University of Utah. She has been extensively […]
Pow Wow etiquette, come participate and learn…respectfully.
The Inter-Tribal Student Association (ITSA) is pleased to announce its 46th Annual University of Utah’s Pow Wow, on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Union Ballroom. This year the committee decided to create awareness around the widespread problem facing women in our community, with the theme “In Honor of Missing & […]
Bystander intervention tips for spring break
Situation 1: An acquaintance is being too insistent on buying your friend a drink. The acquaintance keeps popping up around your friend while at the bar, leaving the bathroom, and on the dance floor. Bystander Intervention Tip: According state and federal law, sexual assault can take many forms including Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment, Intimate Partner […]
Self-care: narcissistic or necessary?
In the last few years, Twitter has been a frequent platform for the ‘millennial vs. baby boomer’ debate, which has often captured perceptions that one group is more entitled than the other. In these debates, millennial’s self-care and lifestyles are interpreted as indulgent compared to baby boomers. For example, in 2017, Time Magazine featured an […]
Ciriac Alvarez Valle
Documentation. The metric the United States government uses to determine a person’s rights within the U.S. Here is a story of a U alumna who has had first-hand experience. Ciriac Alvarez Valle was born in Mexico and was five when she immigrated to Utah for better opportunities with her family. “I remember the kind of […]
Ciriac Alvarez Valle
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Representation, mental health and “Black Panther.” Q&A with Nick Gaines.
Nickolas Gaines is a veteran, national speaker, and mental health practitioner with a decade-long career providing spiritual and clinical care. In addition to holding graduate degrees from Moody Theological Seminary and Tennessee Temple University, Gaines hosts the “Black on Black” Time podcast and works as a content creator for REVRY network. Being a father of […]
Representation, mental health and black panther. Q&A with Nick Gaines
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There’s a new People and Places: Social Justice at the U post!Learn about Tampon Allies, an organization that helps provide free period products on campus. Read Tampons are not a Luxury.Period.
Education—an important value to many. But for Kiman Kaur, education has become the most vital piece to her life and to her family. Within education lies personal growth, opportunities, and change. It was at a very young age when Kaur’s parents stressed the importance of education and how it is the one thing that cannot […]
Environmental racism: what is it? and why does it matter?
Environmental racism. You might have heard the term in a documentary, through social media or on the news. Whether you know very little about the subject or are an active member of an environmental justice organization, it is an important concept to understand. Environmental racism has been a trending topic since the early ‘50s and […]
People & Places
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Spotlight: Kathryn Kay Coquemont
India Arie’s “I Am Not My Hair” is a symbolic anthem communicating that people (particularly those from the Black/African American community) are more than the social identities we use as labels. She sings, “I am not my hair / I am not this skin / I am not your expectations, no / I am not […]
The ONYX Newsletter
Subscribe to the ONYX, The Black Campus Newsletter, by our friends at the African American Doctoral Scholar Program.
We Support You
A statement of support for our transgender campus community from OED, the LGBT Resource Center, and Student Affairs.
Black History Month
February is Black History Month! Learn about the various events happening on and off campus!
Watch the MLK Keynote Address!
Ta-Nehisi Coates gave a powerful keynote address, and you can watch it here for the rest of today!
Give to the Diversity Student Emergency Fund to help students through unexpected emergencies. Learn more…
Ta-Nehisi Coates will be the keynote speaker for MLK 2017!We are currently working on streaming options for this event!
Center for Ethnic Student Affairs Newsletter
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LQQKing for Models
No performance or modeling experience needed! Sky Cubacub’s Rebirth Garments will be having a fashion performance on October 6th at 6 PM. Learn more…
Diversity Graduation Celebration
Join the Office for Student Equity and Diversity, on April 27 at 7:00 PM, in celebrating this year’s graduates!Learn more about the Diversity Graduation Celebration!
13 Immediate Responses
Learn more about the new initiatives in response to the “Open Dialogue on Racial Climate”, which took place November 20, 2015.
46th Annual Powwow
The University of Utah’s 46th Annual Powwow is April 6 & 7! While the Powwow is free and open to the public, organizers encourage attendees to be mindful, respectful and adhere to proper powwow etiquette.
Women’s Week is March 5-9! Check out all the awesome events that will be happening on campus!
“A Ballerina’s Tale”
February is Black History Month Check out the documentary film, “A Ballerina’s Tale”, about Misty Copeland’s journey of becoming the first African American principal ballerina at American Ballet Theatre.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Youth Leadership Award Selection Committee is counting on you to identify & nominate students (grade 7 -12) who demonstrate dedication to the beliefs of MLK in their communities and daily activities.Please make your submissions before December 21, 2017!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Week
MLK Week 2018 is Jan 13 – 18! Check out all the awesome events that will be happening on campus!
Shalom Salaam Tikkun-Olam Project
Meaning peace in both Hebrew and Arabic, this project gives out food, hygiene items, clothes and gift cards to refugee populations from local schools. Donate today!
Pizza with a Purpose
There’s no tastier way to promote a good cause! At California Pizza Kitchen 10% of all gift card purchases through THIS LINK will go to our initiative of continuing to create a safe and welcoming campus climate for underrepresented students.
U Remembers the Holocaust
U Remembers is November 1 – 3! Check out all the awesome events that will be happening on campus!
Pride Week at the U
Pride Week at the U is Sept 30 – Oct 6! Check out all the awesome events that will be happening on and off campus!